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Theater Chains Are Accelerating The Death Of Movie Industry -- The Lrm Weekend

18 August 2017 3:53 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

  By David Kozlowski   |   18 August 2017

Welcome to Issue #9 of The Lrm Weekend, a weekly column offering strong opinions about film, TV, comics, Star Wars, Marvel, DC, animation, and anime. We also want to hear from you, our awesome Lrm community! Share your feedback or ideas for future columns: @LRM_Weekend and we'll post your Tweets below!

Previous Issues: 8.11.17 | 8.4.17 | 7.28.17 | 7.21.17 | 7.14.17 | 7.7.17

Hey Lrm Weekenders, this week we're featuring some of the most intriguing, powerful, and successful women in Hollywood. Its easy to become fixated on our male action stars, since that's how Hollywood tends to market their films, so we sometimes fail to recognize the contributions and accomplishments of our female action stars! But first, we want to discuss the elephant in the room: the dwindling audiences at movie theaters -- we'll explore some problems, one potential solution, and hopefully provide some insight into an issue that's only going to get worse if everything remains status quo. »

- David Kozlowski

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James Cameron pays tribute to the late Bill Paxton

15 August 2017 10:08 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Aug 16, 2017

James Cameron on his "dear, dear friend", the late, great Bill Paxton.

The tragic loss of Bill Paxton back in February, at the age of just 61 still feels wrong and unfair. He died following complications from surgery, and left us with a terrific body of work. Four of the films he made were with James Cameron, and in a new interview, the filmmaker has been paying tribute to his lost friend.

“We became fast friends in 1981, I think, when we were both working for Roger Corman”, Cameron recalled. “And we were friends until - I don’t want to say the day he died - but the night before he went in for the surgery that went wrong, I talked to him that night. So, yeah, he’s just a dear, dear friend, and a great artist”.

“He was unique, you know, certainly broke the mold”, Cameron added. »

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James Cameron Pays Tribute to Frequent Collaborator Bill Paxton

15 August 2017 4:59 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Legendary filmmaker James Cameron remembers his longtime friend and frequent collaborator Bill Paxton, months after his shocking death. »

- Mansoor Mithaiwala

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James Cameron Pays Heartfelt Tribute to Bill Paxton

14 August 2017 2:59 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It has been a very rough couple of years for celebrity deaths. Back in February, beloved character actor Bill Paxton passed away at the age of 61 due to complications following a heart surgery. Paxton had a massive career, but some of his most beloved and well-known roles came when he worked with director James Cameron. Now, the director has opened up and reflected upon his work and his friendship with the late Bill Paxton.

The director spoke with Yahoo in honor of the upcoming 3D release of Terminator 2: Judgement Day, which is set to hit theaters on August 25. During the chat, James Cameron spoke quite a bit about his relationship with Bill Paxton and how he was as an artist and lover of art in general. Here's some of what he had to say.

"He was a consummate artist, really. He really, he loved art. And by art I mean, »

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Tombstone: Val Kilmer on how Kurt Russell saved the movie

11 August 2017 4:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Aug 14, 2017

Val Kilmer stops just short of saying Kurt Russell should be credited as the real director of their Western classic Tombstone.

It’s long been debated who deserves credit for directing Tombstone, the 1993 Western hit that surprised everyone, including its studio, with its quality. Starring Kurt Russell as the rugged and slightly amoral Wyatt Earp and Val Kilmer as the scene-stealing and violent gun fighter, Doc Holliday, the movie opened at the end of 1993, and sucked all the attention from the following year’s much more expensive Kevin Costner-headlined Wyatt Earp. In fact, many speculate that Kilmer could have competed (and maybe even won) an Oscar for Best Supporting actor if the studio had known what they had on their hands.

See:  11 films that were apparently ghost-directed

But that is a pretty hard thing to predict considering that about after a month of production, the film’s initial director, »

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‘Baby Boss’ Stays Atop Disc Charts, ‘Going in Style’ Bows at No. 2

11 August 2017 9:40 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Boss Baby,” the computer-animated comedy from DreamWorks Animation that earned nearly $175 million in U.S. theaters, held onto the No. 1 spot on both national home video sales charts for the second consecutive week.

The Warner comedy “Going in Style” – a remake of the 1979 heist film, with a domestic gross of just $45 million despite a cast that includes Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine – debuted at No. 2 the week ended Aug. 5 on the Npd VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales.

On Npd’s Blu-ray Disc sales chart, Paramount’s “Ghost in the Shell,” a sci-fi action film starring Scarlett Johansson and based on the Japanese manga of the same name, remained at No. 2.

Npd statistics show that “Boss Baby,” distributed on home video by 20th Century Fox, sold more than twice as many discs its second week in stores as “Going in Style” did in its first week of availability.

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- Thomas K. Arnold

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All This and the Oscars Too – Kathryn Bigelow Edition

7 August 2017 3:48 PM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Ryan, Marshall, and I dug into Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit and into the debate that surrounds the movie. We also talk a bit about Bigelow’s career, though we never »

- Sasha Stone

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Great Films Unfairly Forgotten in Time

6 August 2017 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tom Jolliffe on forgotten films…

Time is a cruel mistress. It’s the one constant and something no one can alter (except Marty McFly and Doc Brown). Looks go, memories fade and in cinematic terms a film can be forgotten over time. Now sometimes it’s probably a good thing. Take for example the turn of the century and the release of Battlefield Earth. One of the undisputed turkeys of modern cinema. An unmitigated disaster on every level. However it’s not one that always springs directly to mind nowadays when people thing of cinematic disasters. In part there’s been even worse since, and on even more bloated budgets. In that respect, time has been a little kind.

However there are a lot of films which were good, great, maybe on occasion cinematically important which have become hazy memories over time. Perhaps they never quite got the recognition or »

- Gary Collinson

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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Circle Blu-ray – Stars Tom Hanks and Emma Watson

2 August 2017 8:12 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Based on the international best-seller by Dave EggersThe Circle arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD) and DVD August 1 from Lionsgate; with Digital HD on July 18 and On Demand on August 1 from EuropaCorp. Capturing the phenomenon of today’s social media and the consequences of being permanently checked in, the gripping modern thriller is directed and co-written for the screen by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) and Dave Eggers (A Hologram for the King), and features an all-star cast, including Emma Watson (Beauty and the Beast), Oscar® winner Tom Hanks (Best Actor, Forrest Gump, 1994), John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood), Emmy® winner Patton Oswalt (Writing for Variety Special, “Talking for Clapping,” 2016), Glenne Headly (“The Night Of”), and Golden Globe® nominee Bill Paxton (Best Actor, Television – Drama, “Big Love,” 2010) in his final role.

Now you can »

- Tom Stockman

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Training Day: Is the CBS TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

1 August 2017 12:23 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchWill Officer Kyle Craig narc on Detective Frank Roarke, reform him, or become just like him? Has the Training Day TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on CBS? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Training Day season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  What's This TV Show About?Picking up some 15 years after the movie, the Training Day TV show follows Detective Frank Rourke (Bill Paxton). He’s the maverick head of a special unit that hunts the city’s most dangerous criminals. When the Lapd brass notices Rourke’s penchant for operating in a gray area to fight crime, they assign heroic Kyle Craig (Justin Cornwell) to pose as Frank’s trainee, in »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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What Tom Hanks Remembers Best About Working With Bill Paxton

1 August 2017 6:54 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The last movie Bill Paxton ever made, The Circle, reunited him with his Apollo 13 co-star Tom Hanks. Now, a special feature on that Blu-Ray disc includes Hanks looking back at the time they spent together on a very small set. »

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Giveaway: Win ‘The Circle’ Starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital (5 Winners)

31 July 2017 6:41 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The Circle, based on the international best-selling novel by Dave Eggers, is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on August 1st. It stars Emma WatsonTom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Ellar Coltrane, Patton Oswalt, Glenne Headly, and Bill Paxton.

We have teamed up with Lionsgate Home Entertainment to award a Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD combo of The Circle to three randomly chosen winners of this contest.

For a chance to win one please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and ever day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.

When Mae (Watson) is hired to work for the world’s largest and most powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. »

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Watch: Tom Hanks Recalls Goofing Off on Apollo 13 with Late Costar Bill Paxton: 'He Was Mr. Enthusiasm'

28 July 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Tom Hanks met Bill Paxton on the set of 1995’s Apollo 13, he was only familiar with one of Paxton’s roles.

“I really only knew him as the ‘Game over’ guy from Aliens,” he says in an exclusive clip from the “A True Original: Remembering Bill Paxton” featurette on the Blu-Ray/DVD for their final film together, The Circle.

When Hanks, 61, told his late costar it immediately became a running gag between the two, especially since the Oscar-winning film was a big, exciting project for Paxton, who died from a stroke in February.

“Bill had this Joker-ish smile »

- Alexia Fernandez

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The Circle Starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson Available on Blu-ray August 1st

21 July 2017 10:13 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Based on the international best-seller by Dave EggersThe Circle arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD) and DVD August 1 from Lionsgate; with Digital HD on July 18 and On Demand on August 1 from EuropaCorp. Capturing the phenomenon of today’s social media and the consequences of being permanently checked in, the gripping modern thriller is directed and co-written for the screen by James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) and Dave Eggers (A Hologram for the King), and features an all-star cast, including Emma Watson (Beauty and the Beast), Oscar® winner Tom Hanks (Best Actor, Forrest Gump, 1994), John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood), Emmy® winner Patton Oswalt (Writing for Variety Special, “Talking for Clapping,” 2016), Glenne Headly (“The Night Of”), and Golden Globe® nominee Bill Paxton (Best Actor, Television – Drama, “Big Love,” 2010) in his final role.

When Mae (Watson »

- Tom Stockman

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Jerry Bruckheimer TV Signs Overall Deal With CBS Television Studios

12 July 2017 5:56 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jerry Bruckheimer Television has signed a three-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios, TheWrap has learned. Bruckheimer’s company previously produced “CSI” and its spinoffs “CSI: Miami,” “CSI: New York” and “CSI: Cyber” with CBS TV Studios, as well as last season’s Bill Paxton-led “Training Day.” The company, led by CEO Jonathan Littman, previously had a 15-year-long relationship with Warner Bros. Television, but left the studio last year and attempted to secure independent financing. The new deal with CBS marks a return to the traditional studio system. Also Read: Jerry Bruckheimer's 'American Gigolo' TV Adaptation »

- Reid Nakamura

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Jerry Bruckheimer Television Plants Flag at CBS Television Studios (Exclusive)

12 July 2017 5:21 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jerry Bruckheimer Television has landed a new studio home, inking a three-year overall deal with CBS Television Studios.

The pact comes a little more than a year after Bruckheimer TV ended its 15-year run with Warner Bros. Television. At the time, Bruckheimer had decided to pursue talks with investment companies and other players for independent financing that would have allowed him to own a much greater share of his programs that under most studio deals.

It’s understood that Bruckheimer and his TV chief, Jonathan Littman, spent more than a year in discussions with various entities but never found the right fit. In order to remain active in TV development, the company opted to return to a traditional studio overall deal. Bruckheimer TV, headed by CEO Jonathan Littman, has spent the past few months make the rounds of the largest studios other than Warner Bros.

CBS Television Studios is a natural partner for Bruckheimer TV. The »

- Cynthia Littleton

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The 25 Best Romances of the 21st Century, From ‘Carol’ to ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’

7 July 2017 11:39 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Eat your heart out, moviegoers. Everyone loves a good love story whether they admit it or not, and the 21st century has brought us more than a few couples worth rooting for: Clementine and Joel, Ennis and Jack, Joaquin and his computer. Often these unions are unconventional or hidden in the guise of something more high-concept — straightforward romances are so 20th century — but at the end of the day, we all want to see a happy ending for our smitten lovers.

Our list goes all over the map, from the mainstream maestro Nancy Meyers to international masters like Wong Kar-Wai. Some were blockbuster hits (“Twilight,” “The Proposal”); others have hardly been seen stateside at all (Lee Chang-dong’s 2002 “Oasis”). However, all of them illustrate some essential element of love, from falling to longing and all the sticky bits in between.

While the zeitgeist has skewed toward the melancholy, that’s »

- Michael Nordine and Anne Thompson

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The 25 Best Romances of the 21st Century, From ‘Carol’ to ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’

7 July 2017 11:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Eat your heart out, moviegoers. Everyone loves a good love story whether they admit it or not, and the 21st century has brought us more than a few couples worth rooting for: Clementine and Joel, Ennis and Jack, Joaquin and his computer. Often these unions are unconventional or hidden in the guise of something more high-concept — straightforward romances are so 20th century — but at the end of the day, we all want to see a happy ending for our smitten lovers.

Our list goes all over the map, from the mainstream maestro Nancy Meyers to international masters like Wong Kar-Wai. Some were blockbuster hits (“Twilight,” “The Proposal”); others have hardly been seen stateside at all (Lee Chang-dong’s 2002 “Oasis”). However, all of them illustrate some essential element of love, from falling to longing and all the sticky bits in between.

While the zeitgeist has skewed toward the melancholy, that’s »

- Michael Nordine and Anne Thompson

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Original R2-D2 Sells for $2.76 Million at Star Wars Auction

29 June 2017 9:27 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this month, we reported that the original Luke Skywalker lightsaber used in A New Hope was being put up for auction, along with a complete, "film-used R2-D2" prop and Darth Vader's helmet. The auction took place earlier this week in Calabasas, California, and while the Luke Skywalker lightsaber was expected to be one of the big ticket items, the R2-D2 unite was the talk of the auction, selling for a whopping $2.76 million. While the buyer's identity was not revealed, it was the most expensive item sold off.

The Daily Mail reports that the other Star Wars items sold for a pretty penny as well. The original Luke Skywalker lightsaber from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope sold for $450,000, while the Darth Vader helmet sold for $96,000, both of which were far above expectations. The Profiles in Hollywood auction revealed in their press release issued earlier this month that »

- MovieWeb

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Lance Henriksen Reflects On ‘Near Dark’; He and Paxton Wanted a Prequel

27 June 2017 8:48 AM, PDT | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

The best vampire movie of all time hit theaters 30 years ago. Released the same year as The Lost Boys, Near Dark makes a pretty good case for being the sub-genre’s best. With incredible performances from Bill Paxton and Lance Henriksen, a mesmerizing score by Tangerine Dream, and a super cool horror-western feel, Kathryn Bigelow’s film is […] »

- John Squires

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